Tag Archives: incarceration

FMM 5 4 18 Intentional Appreciation

“Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’” ~ N. T. Wright. Have you ever been asked, or asked yourself, ‘What is your purpose? Why are you here?’ I guess most of us, at some point, try to get […]

FMM 1 13 17 Return of the Prodigal

“Half the story has never been told…” ~ Robert Nesta Marley. Superstitions are funny things.  For whatever reason, human beings hold on to unreasonable beliefs, even after science refutes them.  Whenever my mother spilled salt, she would always pick up a pinch and throw it over her left shoulder.  I am not sure what that […]

FMM 5 1 15 May Day!

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” ~ Rollo May. I love words.  I encountered a new one the other day, ‘sonder’, which is a noun representing the realization that random people live a life just as complex and vivid as our own.  Most of the time we are so […]

FMM 10 19 12 Nurturing vs Enabling

It is not easy raising African American males in the USA. Parenting is tough, period. For many single parents, there are hard choices to make, and it is often only in hindsight that we see our mistakes. Assisting our bright young children to stay focused and motivated in a world where the messages may conflict […]